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Number 669, May 6, 2012

"I'm thoroughly tired of all this fascist crap"

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Amendment Three Point Five
by L. Neil Smith

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No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
—Third Amendment to the United States Constitution

It was announced quietly last week that Colorado will play host this month to Russian soldiers and paratroopers joining American units in practicing the suppression of "domestic terrorists"—which, of course, the current regime in Washington identifies as you and me. Among other things, they will be "taking over" Denver International Airport.

The Russians will be equipped and trained with American weapons, which is just about the worst news that could possibly accompany this announcement.

I have yet to receive e-mail from anybody about this development that failed to mention John Milius' extremely politically incorrect classic movie about a communist invasion of the United States, Red Dawn.

By now, the administration of Barack Obama must be absolutely desperate. Both Republican contenders are beating the incumbent in the polls. At this moment, he's the most unpopular President in American history. Members of his own party are beginning to desert him in droves. And he must know by now that he can no longer trust his own military, should he choose to cancel the elections and declare martial law.

The idea of "formerly" communist troops, fresh from the butchery in Chechnya must be intoxicating to a man and his handlers who once thought they were going to change America and establish a one-world hegemony.

At the same time, "coincidentally", of course, the unelected military oligarchs of NATO—the pointy end of the New World Order— are holding a "summit" meeting in Chicago soon, a sort of Bilderberg or G2 convention with nuclear weapons, and the city, humble subjects of King Rahm are being warned, is going to be closed up like the Nazis conquering Paris. Fly over the wrong invisible line, you will be shot down.

Apparently the precious darlings are afraid of being Occupied.

Me, I'm thoroughly tired of all this fascist crap, and I have an idea that I'm going to ask you, my readers, to pass along, especially to the folks at Occupy, the various Tea Parties, and to the Ron Paul campaign.

We need to pass around—and talk up—a new Constitutional amendment I'm going to call "Amendment Three Point Five". It will forbid the presence of any foreign troops of any kind on American soil for any reason. I know that we've been training "allies" here since at least World War II. Often, within a decade or so, those "allies" were our enemies. In the 1960s, I lived on an Air Force base where General Ky and other South Vietnamese flyers practiced their touch-and-goes.

But it has to stop. When an entire administration has no use for the Constitution, and prefers every other country to the one they're running, it's time to keep them from building their own army here to suppress the people who foolishly elected them. Such an amendment should have long, sharp teeth, because what it's meant to prevent is treason.

United States territories should be kept clear exactly the same way. If an American administration wants to train their future enemies, they can do it on the other guy's land, with the other guy's toys.

A second clause to the amendment would point out that Americans do not live to serve the convenience of government. Just the other way around: any politician or bureaucrat who costs an ordinary civilian a minute of his uninterrupted day, especially in an economy like this— by shutting down a great city like Chicago—should be imprisoned for life.

Please understand: whether an amendment like this one is ever ratified, widespread discussion of it could have the effect that freedom-lovers desire. Send this to everyone you know who worries about the future of a free America. Tell them to pass it along, as well.

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"The real reason for the withdrawal of the child farm labor policy has to do with the fact that the US military was not willing to murder American farmers on behalf of the Wall Street bankers and their large agricultural partners."
By Dave Hodges
May 3, 2012

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